907 Updates December 20, 2021

KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Freezing for a reason: hundreds turn out for Polar Plunge at Goose Lake; Donors help make the holiday special for Alaska Native families and more ->
Alaska Native News: AGU research spotlight: UAF scientist finds Alaska’s Arctic coastal towns face extensive inundation; This Day In Alaska History December 20th, 1920 and more >
KINY: Big grant funding possible for Alaska mariculture and more ->
Resurrection Bay Historical Society
Upcoming Activities

Thursdays: Our History will kick off for the 2022 season with a program by local historian Doug Capra starting at 7 pm Thursday, Jan. 20 in the Community Room. His focus will be on John and Ginger Davidson — the last homesteaders at Driftwood Bay. In August 1977 the Davidsons and their 3-year-old son left Seward harbor in their small open boat to head for home. They never made it. Doug is writing a multi-part series about the Davidsons for the Seward Journal newspaper.
Artifact of the Month

The December Artifact of the Month is a Selective Service Medal awarded to Leon Urbach for his work on the local draft board during World War II. Leon Urbach established Urbach’s clothier in 1915 and lived in Seward until his retirement in 1954. The Selective Service Medal was designed to be given to uncompensated personnel. Many of these people were volunteers who gave their time in the evening and on weekends.


Rasmuson Foundation: Foundation board approves $15 million in projects
Rasmuson Foundation: Time to apply for 2022 Individual Artist Awards
Anchorage, AK – Rasmuson Foundation is accepting applications for the 2022 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). Online applications will be accepted through March 1, 2022; paper applications must be delivered or postmarked by Feb. 14.


Wickersham’s Conscience: It Turns Out “Woke” Isn’t New in Alaska
Craig Medred: Buffaloed
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APD: Citizen Academy Class
Suzanne Downing, Editor, Must Read Alaska: Monday Newsletter – What Palin said in Arizona, and what the Dunleavy budget did to help property taxpayers Inbox